Seafood Wholesaler Headed To Prison For Illegal Rockfish Scheme
by Freeman Klopott, The Washington Examiner
Posted: 2009-10-02 11:25:19 EST

The owner of Golden Eye Seafood was sentenced to one year and six months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to illegally harvest rockfish from the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River, prosecutors said.

Robert Lumpkins recorded low weights for the stripped bass, commonly known as rockfish, so fisherman could pull more of the fish from the water, he admitted. It was the wholesaler's job to check the fish and weigh them. His actions, prosecutors said, threatened the fish populations in local waterways.

Source: The Washington Examiner